With record breaking cold weather here in the South
I was trying to convince Cami to wear
her fuzzy blanket sleeper to bed
She wanted to wear lighter weight cotton pajamas.
I told her I just didn't want her to be cold.
"Don't worry, mom, I'll be sleeping right beside you,
in your bed.
I will not be cold.'
She was speaking the truth.
And she has known cold.
Living two years in an orphanage
She wore her pink coat day and night.
She was lucky to have it.
But she was likely still cold.
I am so thankful when those toasty toes
touch me in sleep.
We are warm.
I hope there are enough
soft blankets and hugs
her memories of being cold and alone.